Barbara Bush, the wife of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, is in “failing haleness” and has decided to no longer seek medical treatment, the office of the ex-president state in a statement from Houston on Sunday.
The former first lady, who is also the watch over of former President George W. Bush, “will instead focus on assuage care,” the statement said. She is 92 years old.
The brief statement did not say the nature of Bush’s illness but said that she had had a series of recent hospitalizations.
CNN record that Bush was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and congestive heart failure. A Bush family spokesman said she was being cared for at her competent in. He did not provide information on the nature of her illness.
“She is surrounded by a family she adores and appreciates the scads kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving,” the statement added.
As maiden lady from 1989 until the start of 1993, Bush was a common national figure known for her sometimes blunt talk and self-deprecating wit.
Her mute, the 41st U.S. president, is 93 years old. Her son, the 43 U.S. president, is 71.
Another son, Jeb, is a former governor of Florida who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2015 and untimely 2016, quitting after a series of lackluster performances highlighted by obstinate skirmishes with then-candidate Donald Trump.
With hair that had nauseated white prematurely, Bush was known by family members as the “Silver Fox.”
Her vocation as first lady focused on promoting literacy and reading. At the time, she suggested she was more interested in running a household than in helping her husband run the realm.
“Barbara Bush has a character that is as big, inspiring and iconic as Texas,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott contemplated in a statement on Sunday. The Bushes moved to Texas in the mid-1940s.
Bush avoid b repels a unique place in U.S. history.
She is the only woman to see her husband and son sworn in as U.S. president. Abigail Adams, head lady from 1797 to 1801, was a major influence on husband John Adams, the country’s second president, but died before her son, John Quincy Adams, was determined president in 1824.